Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a good khaki head. From the aroma, Iím getting lots of coffee. It literally smells like a cup of coffee with just a touch of chocolate thrown in. With the taste, it is more of the same, but even more potent. The only difference is that more of the chocolate comes out. Of course, the aftertaste is coffee and chocolate with some bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. There is a bit of carbonation in here as well. Overall, this one is straight forward with what it is trying to do and what it offers. And this is accomplished very well. Try this one for sure.
ljthiessen (729) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with not much head. Aroma is rich chocolate and coffee. Flavour is malty chocolate, some coffee - not particularly roasty for a porter, and not as rich as expected for the ABV, but still good.
MacBoost (1520) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aromas of coffee and roast. Silky mouthfeel. I donít know. Itís ok.
Beersiveknown (3952) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craigís tasting
Slightly fruity tomatoey chilli and coffee on nose. Fruity,Smokey, coffee, a little sharp, cocoa. Light, dry finish.
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with tan head. Aroma of roasty coffee, slightly fruity licorice. Taste is roasty, burnt, coffee. Slightly sweet.
cgarvieuk (17341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ...steve tasting ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft coffee chocolate roast ... soft fruit malt nose ... dark sweet roast .. soft malts .. soft sweet chcolate roast .. ligth sweet coffee ... mellow soft coffee roast
allmyvinyl (6345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of green vegetables, peppers, coffee. Taste is roasted bitter, coffee on the finish.
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Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craigís. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, roasted, taste is similar, quite dry, oatmeal, rich.
solidfunk (5312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful beer from a brewery I?ve hitherto never heard of. Why doesn?t anyone talk about these guys? Lots of coffee and chocolate. Roast malt. Black pour with great mocha head and lacing. Thick consistency. Bitter finish with hint of caramel sweetness. Bottle.
giffmo (10) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really great shelf beer for Porter/Stout enthusiasts. Donít know why it doesnít get more love but nice coffee aroma that pours thick and dark. Taste is nice coffee, with chocolate notes. Itís only seasonal but worth picking up a few of the 4 packs when you can. Great great great beer to grab when you donít feel like opening a bomber or rare beer.
SPDickerman (1057) - Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Smells strongly of coffee. Taste is bold coffee with hints of chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth, silky texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Tyranena The Devil Made Me Do It finishes with a smooth coffee bitterness.